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New approach to post-transplant lymphoma shows promise

...ten a fatal disease, says Porcu, noting previously described treatments have been only half as effective, generating a complete response rate of only 50 percent. Porcu says the therapy has some limitations, noting that kidney rejection did occur in those patients with PTLD in the transplanted organ. Still, t...

Buszaki neuroscience research published in current journals 'Science' & 'Nature'

... understanding of how cells communicate (otherwise described as the neuronal code) in the brain's hippocampus, and form human memories. Buzsaki has also won a five-year $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for further research into how brain cells talk to each other and form memories. Ju...

Clinical symptoms may aid early diagnosis of variant CJD

...ical features of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease described in this paper are consistent with previous descriptions, say the authors. "We hope that the detailed analysis of the early psychiatric and neurological features of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in this paper may help with early and accurate recog...

With cues from nature, scientists develop new method to purify drugs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Using what might be described as a biological machine, University of Florida and Finnish researchers have demonstrated an experimental process for drug purification that one day could speed the production and decrease the cost of prescription drugs. The researchers created anti...

Behavior plays key role in disease development and control, according to 10-year prospective review

...article. "In past decades, behavioral medicine was described in part by its differences from traditional clinical psychology and psychiatry. However, the future of the field may involve its unique ability to integrate the assessment and management of matters of mental and physical health in medical care." Some...

World's first study on surrogacy reveals high quality parenting and no problems

...od relationship with the surrogate, and no mothers described any major conflict or hostility between the commissioning couple and the surrogate. The concern about the commissioning mother's feelings about the surrogate's involvement with the child seems unfounded, with 90% reporting no anxieties about this as...

Italy now faces worldwide storm of protest over fertility proposals

...uman Reproduction and Embryology, who have already described the proposals as "disastrous". The Federation represents fertility specialists in 55 countries*. In a meeting yesterday (Tuesday 2 July) in Vienna the Executive Committee of IFFS discussed the legislation by the Lower House of the Italian Parliament...

Self-taught stress management techniques most effective in relieving stress of chemotherapy

...et and instructional video covered the same topics described by the clinician in the group of patients receiving intensive professional training in stress management techniques. Jacobsen found that of the three groups, the self-guided patients using the instructional booklet and video showed the most improveme...

National health care access restrictions delay Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment

...g for an AD patient was tiring, while half or more described it as demanding (67 percent) or frustrating (51 percent). "Alzheimer's disease not only has a devastating toll on the patient, but also on the caregiver, greatly impairing their quality of life," says Jean Georges, Executive Director, Alzheimer Eu...

Tipsheet on XIV International AIDS Conference

... research. Reporters are encouraged to attend the described talks. Additional information can be obtained through follow-up with the presenting scientists or by contacting the NIAID press office at U.S. (301) 402-1663. Unless otherwise indicated, please delay release of the information contained in the summa...

Academic Medicine highlights strong DMS education in patient care

... learning in the ambulatory care setting have been described as inefficient, variable and unpredictable. Inserting medical student teaching into that environment is different than having a captive audience at the patient's bedside and medical educators are continually evaluating ways to assure that doctors-to-...

Elderly do not plan for serious future illness

..., or plan for serious future illness. Instead they described a "one day at a time," "what will be will be" appr...ay the authors. "The elderly people we interviewed described a world view that does not easily accommodate such advance planning." Despite some limitations, this...

Medication effective in treating children with autism

...d by autism. Aman said individuals with autism are described as an "orphan" population because their relatively small number has resulted in little research being conducted in the past on the disorder. However, significant government support for autism research is helping to end those years of neglect, he said...

Methamphetamine, cocaine abusers have different patterns of use

... those situations. Dr. Simon and her colleagues described their findings in a special methamphetamine issue of Journal of Addictive Diseases (Vol. 21, Number 1, 2002)....

Gene therapy boosts cancer chemotherapy

...itional side effects. This innovative approach is described in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. This new approach evolved out of a similar system, now entering phase-2 human trials, that combines gene therapy with radiation therapy. "The radiation therapy approach appears to be qui...

Reducing side effects of retinoic acid cancer treatment

...suppress tumor development." The new findings are described in two recent articles in Molecular and Cellular Biology (April and July 2002). RA belongs to a class of compounds known as retinoids that play key roles in regulating gene transcription and, therefore, govern multiple functions in the body, such ...

Philadelphian wins national organic chemistry award

...fully executed with surgical precision," have been described in textbooks, he added. Such research is particularly challenging because of the complexity of the didemnins' structures. To turn a natural product into a candidate for cancer treatment, one must first understand how the various piece of the structur...

Easier monitoring of diabetes is focus of symposium, Aug. 18

...ium, which will feature almost a dozen papers, are described below. Measuring blood sugar with a beam of light: Mark A. Arnold, Ph.D., of the University of Iowa, and Gary W. Small, Ph.D., of Ohio University, will describe advances toward developing a device that monitors glucose levels by shining a beam ...

Almonds have cholesterol benefits

...ey took a half dose of almonds (average 37 grams) described as a "handful" of almonds. In the last month, they ate a low-saturated fat, whole-wheat muffin as a daily snack. The muffin snack served as the control diet because it had about the same amount of calories, protein and saturated and polyunsaturated...

Gastrointestinal symptoms not linked to later autism

...ion with autistic behaviour. However, the children described by Wakefield and colleagues had symptomatic gastrointestinal disease. They also cannot exclude the possibility that severe gastrointestinal disease may be associated with the development of autism in certain individuals. However, their results indic...

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